OCTOBER 15, 2020
Creativity is thinking of new ideas and using your imagination.
“Creativity can solve almost any problem.” - George Lois
On Monday, October 19th, the Bumpus F2F School and the Bumpus Virtual School will begin 2nd nine weeks. I am very optimistic about our F2F students meeting and exceeding our expectations related to their return to F2F instruction with both sets of students five days a week.
Virtual School will continue for those students just as they began in August. Those Virtual students who opted to participate in a Blended manner (coming into the building for Show Choir, a Band, Foreign Language, Math Team and/or Intervention) should check with their teacher for the appropriate time to report, as our schedule will be a little different on Monday.
F2F students will report directly to their HR on Monday. Current F2F students can view their schedules in INow. Those moving from Virtual School to F2F should be able to view their schedules by Sunday evening....yes, Sunday evening.
If you have questions or concerns, we are here to listen and will always respond. You can email us directly or through firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tamala R. Maddox, Prinicipal email@example.com
Mr. Justin Jones, 6th grade Asst. Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Donna Burke, 7th grade Asst. Principal email@example.com
Mr. Sean Colosimo, 8th grade Asst. Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tamala R. Maddox
UNITY DAY - WEAR ORANGE - NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION DAY
Contacting and Visiting Us
Our email@example.com email address will continue to be open if you have questions. Our website will be updated frequently with up-to-date information. We request that everyone entering the building wear a mask (of some form) to protect us all. If you need to go beyond the lobby area into the building, we will also need to take your temperature. Thank you for your patience.
NEWS FROM OUR COUNSELORS
Here is an informative article about anxiety in teens experienced during remote learning.
Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated this year from October 26th to October 30th! Please stay tuned for more information for both our in-person and virtual learners. We will have many fun and informative learning experiences regarding substance abuse prevention. We appreciate your support at home in teaching your children the significance of Red Ribbon Week and the importance of a life free of drugs and alcohol. For more information, please visit https://www.redribbon.org/
Mrs. Catherine Bruno - 6th grade Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. MaryAnn Grear - 7th grade Counselor email@example.com
Ms. Brennita Keith - 8th grade Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crisis Center 205-323-7777 (24 hrs) TEXT 205-328-5465
Teen Link 205-328-LINK (5465) Kids Line 205-328-KIDS (5437) available 3-10pm
The Trevor Project 866-488-7346 Jeffco DHR 205-423-4900
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 Shelby Co DHR 205-669-3000
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-TALK (8255) OR text TALK to 741741
PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) - 205-638-PIRC (7472)”
Your student’s photos are available online for you to view and purchase. Please go to www.store.ironcitystudios.com. Your student access code is their 19# with 2021 added to the end. (ie: 191234562021) If you have any questions, please contact Iron City Studios directly at 205-783-5281. Retakes and missed photos are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10th!
STUDENT MAKE-UP SCHOOL PICTURES - BRING YOUR SMILES!
MAKE-UP PICTURES - Tuesday, Nov. 10th
Face to Face Students - 8:30 - 12:00
Virtual Students - 12:30 - 3:00
Any student who is not satisfied with their September picture can take or retake.
STUDENT LOCKER FEES
For your convenience, we have billed your student's account for the Locker fee, if you still owe it for your Face to Face student. When you log onto MySchoolFees, you will see the Locker Fee as an A/R Outstanding Balance if you have not paid it already. You can pay it there rather than having to look for the fee on various screens.
Please pay all of your outstanding balances for school fees as soon as possible. It will save money and time if we don't have to mail you a statement. Thank you!!
INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE, MRS. SCHMITH
Parents, please remember, it is very important to call the health room if your child has been exposed to or is positive for Covid 19 as soon as this information is known. This will help determine if your child needs to stay at home and for how long and if anyone in their class will need to stay home from school as well. All information that is discussed and obtained will be kept confidential and not disclosed to anyone. (except Dr. Maddox, Mrs. Phillips, HCS lead nurse and Health Department (if necessary)) without your permission.
Please see link below for guidance when your child has to be home due to COVID.
You can contact the Nurse Schmith in the health room at 205-439-2230 or email at email@example.com
Thank you for allowing us to keep your child safe and healthy while at school.
Parents if you child will be absent from school for any reason (illness or quarantine) please be sure and have your child notify their team of teachers so they may receive further guidance on assignments and how to continue their course work while at home.
PARENT HOME PORTAL INOW INFORMATION
ATTENDANCE - MRS. PHILLIPS
Attendance questions? Please email Mrs. Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (205) 439-2268
- A parent/doctor note is still required within three (3) days of returning in order to excuse an absence or check-in/out and can be dropped in the excuse boxes in the main lobby or throughout the school.
- Anticipated absence forms need to be filled out entirely with parent and all teachers signatures, and turned into the 2nd floor office for approval at least three (3) days prior to the anticipated absence in order for it to be excused. Anticipated Absence Forms should include all consecutive school days within the requested time (including in-building and out-of-building days). Students can pick up the form in the 2nd floor office or download it off the Attendance page on the Bumpus website, have parents fill out and sign, and then have students bring it to school for the teachers to sign prior to turning back in to the 2nd floor office for approval.
DATES TO REMEMBER!
Oct. 16 - Fri - End of 1st nine weeks
Oct. 17 - Sat - XC Metro @ Hewitt Trussville
Oct. 18 - Sat - Last day to order Spirit Shirts
Oct. 19 - Mon - Beginning of 2nd 9 wks
Oct. 19 & 20 - Mon & Tues - Boys BBall Tryouts
Oct. 26 - Mon - Report cards go home
Oct 26 - 30 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 27 - 29 - Softball Tryouts
Oct. 30 - Fri - Pink Out - Wear all pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Calling all 7th & 8th graders! If you want to apply for the 20-21 Yearbook Staff, fill out the application on your counselor’s Google classroom or at https://tinyurl.com/2021YearbookStaff DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16 at 3:15 pm
You will want to remember this year! Order your yearbook on MySchoolFees! October 5- December 18: Price is $45; December 19-January 22: Price is $60
News from the Bumpus Physical Education Department
Bring PE to Your Family Week
More information to come Week at a Glance and Google Classroom.
PE Instagram : bumpus_bucs_p.e
CROSS COUNTRY - The Boys and Girls XC Teams compete in Helena this weekend (weather permitting). The team wraps up the season on Saturday, October 17th with the Metro Meet in Hewitt Trussville.
GIRLS GOLF TRYOUTS - Wednesday November 4th at Oxmoor Valley Driving Range from
3:00 - 4:30 pm. Email Coach Heard if you want to sign up or have any questions! gheard@hoover,k12.al.us
BOYS GOLF - Boys interested in trying out for the 2021 Golf Team MUST SPEAK with Coach Doran in Room A122. Try-Outs will be held on the Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley Short Course on the following dates: November 9th, 10th & 11th.
Athletes MUST have an up to date physical on file and loaded into Dragonfly prior to trying out.
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Any 7th & 8th gr. girls interested in playing basketball, please see Coach Holden.
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be Oct. 19-20 from 3:30 - 5:30 in the Competition gym. All students must have an AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form on file. Rides MUST be here on time for pickups. Any questions, please contact Coach Jeffries at email@example.com or 205- 439-2235.
6th gr. Virtual Brown Bag Lunch!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 5th for our next spirit night at Chick-fil-A at the Grove. Bumpus will receive 10% of sales between 4pm-7pm that night. Drive thru and curbside. #BumpusSpiritNight
Order your spirit shirt today!! THE DEADLINE TO ORDER IS OCTOBER 18TH. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BUMPUS!!
Fax # - 205-439-2201 Email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
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4. Cover your cough with the bend of your elbow.
5. Disinfect surfaces you regularly use.
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